Chuck Holton is a bestselling author, international reporter, photographer, video producer, public speaker, adventurer, businessman and most importantly, a husband and father of five children.

After serving eight years in the U.S. Army – four as a Ranger with the Elite 75th Ranger Regiment and four flying helicopters as an Aeroscout Observer in the National Guard, Chuck went on to a successful career as a stockbroker. After ten years, he began to feel compelled to spend more time with his family, so he left Wall Street behind to become a full-time writer.

Chuck is now the author of seven books including Bulletproof, A More Elite Soldier, Stories from a Soldier’s Heart and the Task Force Valor series. He recently collaborated with Lt Col Oliver North (USMC Retired) on the New York Times bestselling book American Heroes. His latest book, Making Men is garnering extensive praise around the country for calling guys to passionate, engaged manhood.

As a backpack journalist and freelance video producer, Chuck travels to more than a dozen countries each year. Drawing on extensive experience in areas of conflict, he seeks out the kind of assignments many journalists avoid. In the past several years, He has trekked across unexplored jungle islands, traveled into Burma with the Karen Rebel Army, embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa, reported from Congo, Northern Ireland, Central and South America, Lebanon, Eastern Europe, Mexico and more. His varied interests include backpacking, scuba diving, farming, exploring, and studying world religions.

Chuck’s video dispatches are often featured on the Christian Broadcasting Network, where he also maintains the blog Boots on the Ground. He frequently speaks to churches and other organizations around the world on the topics of Biblical manhood, life structuring, adoption, homeschooling and other charitable and patriotic causes. When he is not traveling, he spends time at his farm in Appalachia with Connie and their five children.

Chuck accepts a limited number of speaking engagements each year. To make a request, please contact Lynne Thompson at 209-765-9435.